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  • Pelvic floor muscle exercisesSubscription

    Clinical19 October, 2000

    VOL: 96, ISSUE: 42, PAGE NO: 2Jeanette Haslam, MPhil, MCSP, SRP, is a clinical continence specialist, Munich, GermanyThe pelvic floor muscles are unique, somatically controlled muscles that are active throughout life, 24 hours a day. They form a dynamic platform which functions like a trampoline at the base of the pelvis to contain the pelvic and abdominal organs, preventing prolapse and assisting in the maintenance of continence.

  • Continence leaflet

    Pelvic floor muscle exerciseSubscription

    Clinical7 January, 2003

    The ICS Standardisation Committee (Abrams et al, 2002) defines the symptom of stress urinary incontinence as the complaint of involuntary leakage on effort or exertion, or on sneezing or coughing. Genuine stress incontinence (now known as urodynamically proven stress incontinence) is the involuntary loss of urine occurring when, in the absence of a detrusor contraction, the intravesical pressure exceeds the maximal urethral pressure. These definitions tend to look at the urinary mechanism ...

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    Pelvic floor muscle exercises for menSubscription

    Clinical13 May, 2003

    There are four functions of the male pelvic floor muscles. They support the abdominal contents, maintain urinary and faecal continence, allow the elimination of urine and faeces, and have an important role in sexual activity (Box 1).

  • Pelvic floor exercises as a treatment for men with erectile dysfunctionSubscription

    Clinical23 March, 2004

    VOL: 100, ISSUE: 12, PAGE NO: 65 Grace Dorey PhD, MCSP, is visiting senior research fellow, University of the West of England, Bristol; specialist continence physiotherapist, North Devon District NHS Trust; and specialist continence physiotherapist, Somerset Nuffield Hospital, Taunton.

  • Pelvic floor exercises must be first line treatmet for stress incontinenceSubscription

    News26 October, 2006

    Three months pelvic floor exercises should be the first line of treatment offered to women presenting with stress or mixed urinary incontinence, new NICE guidelines on the condition say.

  • Focus: Implementing guidance on pelvic floor exercisesSubscription

    Clinical8 May, 2007

    VOL: 103, ISSUE: 19, PAGE NO: 40Ian Pomfret, NDNCert, PWT, RGN, is continence adviser; Clare Holden, BSc, MCSP, is specialist continence physiotherapist; both at Chorley and South Ribble Continence Service, Central Lancashire PCT.Pomfret, I., Holden, C. (2007) Implementing guidance on pelvic floor exercises. Nursing Times; 103: 19, 40-41.

  • Implementing guidance on pelvic floor exercises.Subscription

    Clinical3 July, 2007

    VOL: 103, ISSUE: 19, PAGE NO: 40Ian Pomfret, NDNCert, PWT, RGN, is continence adviserClare Holden, BSc, MCSP, is specialist continence physiotherapist; both at Chorley and South Ribble Continence Service, Central Lancashire PCT.The NICE guideline on the management of urinary incontinence in women recommends that: 'A trial of supervised pelvi...

  • Why men need to perform pelvic floor exercisesSubscription

    Clinical26 August, 2007

    VOL: 103, ISSUE: 26, PAGE NO: 40Grace Dorey, PhD, FCSP, is consultant physiotherapist, The Somerset Nuffield Hospital, SomersetMale pelvic floor muscles may be divided into a deep supportive layer forming the urogenital diaphragm and a superf...

  • Focus: Implementing guidance on pelvic floor exercisesSubscription

    Clinical31 December, 2007

    VOL: 103, ISSUE: 19, PAGE NO: 40Ian Pomfret, NDNCert, PWT, RGN, is continence adviser; Clare Holden, BSc, MCSP, is specialist continence physiotherapist; both at Chorley and South Ribble Continence Service, Central Lancashire PCT.Pomfret, I., Holden, C. (2007) Implementing guidance on pelvic floor exercises. Nursing Times; 103: 19, 40–41

  • Assessing pelvic floor during childbearing yearSubscription

    Clinical9 May, 2008

    PromoCon, a charity led by the Disabled Living Centre that focuses on the promotion of continence and management of incontinence, has developed a multiprofessional, multifaceted approach to managing pelvic floor dysfunction associated with pregnancy and childbirth.

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